New Zealand Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has included Kieran Foran in his side for Friday night’s clash with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Mount Smart Stadium.
Foran has been named in the five-eighth position despite picking up a quad injury in the Warriors 34-12 win over the Gold Coast Titans two weeks ago.
The 26-year old failed to finish the game against the Titans and left the field with 17 minutes to play.
Warriors Coach Stephen Kearney says he'll wait until Thursday before confirming if Kieran Foran will play against the Bulldogs.
"We'll give him until as late as possible, probably until the captain's run on Thursday, but he's progressing and we're hopeful he'll be OK," said Kearney.
Solomone Kata is unavailable with David Fusitu’a moving in from the wing to replace Kata in the centres while Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad returns on the wing.
Nathaniel Roache replaces Ata Hingano on the bench.
1. Roger Tuivasa-sheck 2. Charnze Nicoll-klokstad 3. Blake Ayshford 4. David Fusitua 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kieran Foran 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Jacob Lillyman 9. Issac Luke 10. Ben Matulino 11. Bodene Thompson 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Simon Mannering 14. Nathaniel Roache 15. Sam Lisone 16. Albert Vete 17. Bunty Afoa 18. James Gavet 20. Manu Vatuvei 21. Ligi Sao 22. Mafoa'aeata Hingano
Head Coach: Stephen Kearney